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MSS 1078
MSS 1078

Miniature View of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

MSS 1078

India or the Hijaz

circa 1845

MSS 1078
MSS 1078, detail

Miniature View of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

MSS 1078

India or the Hijaz

circa 1845

opaque watercolour on ivory

8.3 x 13cm

The style of the painting – even down to minute details – is very close to the panoramic view of Mecca in the Khalili Collection. It is therefore most likely that this miniature view was painted by the same artist Muhammad Abdallah, ‘the Delhi cartographer’.